Medical Must-See: Toddler’s brush with oral abscess

The two-year-old’s doctors said careful attention should be paid to evidence of abscess formation after toothbrush trauma.

Head and facial injuries in young children, especially after taking a tumble while running with objects in their mouths, are not that uncommon. 

But for one unlucky toddler, the offending item — a toothbrush — resulted in a complicated infection and a week-long stay in hospital, report Japanese doctors.